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'End South Africa poll violence'

South Africa’s opposition leader has called on the ruling African National Congress to stop its supporters using violence ahead of April’s election. Tony Leon was speaking after a bus carrying his Democratic Alliance activists was stoned near the city of Durban by youths wearing ANC T-shirts. Tension has been high around Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province, where thousands died in political clashes in the 1990s. On Friday, Education Minister Kader Asmal’s car was hit by two bullets. However police said they thought the shots had not been aimed at Mr Asmal, and that his car was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. “He was probably in the vicinity of where a crime was in the process of being committed,” said police spokesman Selby Bokaba. Full Story

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